True Bear Stories

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(4.7 stars; 6 reviews)

Joaquin Miller dedicated this book to "my dear little daughter...for whose pleasure and instruction I have many times dug up the most of these stories from out the days of my boyhood." In his preface he claims to prefer true stories to made-up ones. And he always defends bears, which he thinks have gotten an undeserved bad reputation from the general populous.

Miller strives here to pass on a respect for the variety and wisdom in the lives of real bears. But perhaps we should offer one caution: throughout his life Joaquin Miller gained a reputation for being a supreme liar! (summary by Bill Boerst) (4 hr 24 min)


Preface and Introductory Notes 14:33 Read by Greg Giordano
A Bear on Fire 16:54 Read by Ares Krstic
Music-Loving Bears; My First Grizzly 19:50 Read by DJRickyV
Twin Babies 12:09 Read by Geza Hrazdina
In Swimming With a Bear 15:49 Read by Greg Giordano
A Fat Little Editor and Three Little Browns; Treeing a Bear 21:16 Read by DJRickyV
Bill Cross and His Pet Bear; The Great Grizzly Bear 23:25 Read by DJRickyV
As a Humorist; A Grizzly's Sly Little Joke; The Grizzly as Fremont Found Him 8:25 Read by Chris A. Hawkins
The Bear With Spectacles 12:55 Read by Leara Morris-Clark
The Bear Slayer of San Diego 17:20 Read by Joseph Tabler
The Alaskan and Polar Bear 12:39 Read by Greg Giordano
Monnehan, the Great Bear Hunter of Oregon 9:41 Read by RLC
The Bear 'Monarch.' Part A 18:44 Read by Geza Hrazdina
The Bear 'Monarch.' Part B 19:52 Read by Geza Hrazdina
The Bear 'Monarch.' Part C 13:48 Read by Brookpundt
Scientific Classification of Bears 27:15 Read by Larry Wilson